“Life doesn’t get less busy.”
If I’ve learned anything lately, it’s that if I don’t start doing the things that I enjoy, right here and right now, then I’m never going to do them. Quit using the “whens” as excuses. You know, the “Oh, I’ll do that WHEN this is finished, or WHEN the kids are away” etc. Life doesn’t slow down and it most definitely doesn’t stop. You – and only you – are the one who can fit in the fun things for yourself. Because even after your “whens” are accomplished, there will be another task waiting just around the corner. So let’s start fitting them in NOW!
“Stop postponing your joy.”
Life happens and there are definitely things that take priority over others, but keeping your soul happy must be at the top of your list if you’re looking for that everlasting gratification. I’m challenging you to start this week – a minimum of 45 minutes a week to do something that makes your soul smile. Follow that one thing that has been pulling at your heart strings. (For me, it’s my guitar…no pun intended.)
“The ones that say there’s no time to play are the ones who need to play the most.”
Suzanne Adams is a best-selling Author, Motivational Speaker, Life Purpose Consultant and contributor to The Huffington Post that is sharing her zest for life with audiences around the globe. She believes that having fun and following your passion are the keys to finding true happiness and living a life of fulfillment and joy! Suzanne was a speaker at the 2016 Hay House World Summit and is so excited to share with you her secrets to help attract happiness and freedom into your life! Suzanne is thrilled to be leading workshops and retreats around the world. She also loves to share her secrets to success with you through her books, digital courses, and inspirational talks.
“My mission to my awakening and spirituality came from me first looking for happiness and joy in all the wrong places from a very young age.”
Suzanne begins by telling us that she spent most of her life at “surface level happiness,” the type of happiness where you pretend everything is all good while fitting into a box that everyone else wants you to fit in. But when she recognized that the beauty of life goes much deeper than the surface, her mission began.
“I was searching for my romantic relationships and career advancements and everything else through validations. It just didn't feel good.”
Spiraling from surface level happiness to depression, Suzanne knew that she was on this Earth to do much bigger things than this, but where would she begin and how would she get there? It was in this time that she began her shift.
“Being aware means you are aware of who you are and that you are worthy of all your desires.”
Hearing Suzanne share her journey to a spiritual and awakened life was magical. Her energy and positivity is magnetic. Her advice and motivation is the perfect push we all need to take the step from an okay, average life to an extraordinary one! Being spiritually awakened is a beautiful thing that we are all meant to experience – no matter who or what your higher power means to you.
“Meditation is listening, and prayer is meant for asking.”
With tips on how to ask and receive and just about everything in between, her book (listed below) is an awesome place start. Suzanne brings life to guidance and connection in her interview today, as if she is the little light bulb in all of our heads turning on and pushing us to find the deeper meaning of why we are here and the start to our journey.
“We are all here on a mission, no one is meant to just sail through life.”
Visit suzanneadamsinc.com for more on self-love and to find your truth in a fun and magical way! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com
I am honored to have my husband, Chris Harder, with me on today’s episode! For those of you who don’t know, or may not have tuned in yet, Chris’s very own podcast “For the Love of Money” is totally killing it on iTunes! He’s here today to share some juicy info about it.
“I started my podcast after my journey of reading 30 books in 30 days because I realized that the key and common thread to happiness, success, business, wealth etc. is giving!"
There has been a lot of stereotypical views and opinions about people with wealth, but the saying “money is greed,” couldn’t be farther from the truth. As Chris says, “There will be a bad egg here and there,” but from our very own experience, some of the wealthiest people are also the most giving!
“The more you give, the more you get back.”
Whatever your thing may be, your passion, you are very much capable of reaching it and then some! Don’t just stop at the dream or the thought, make plans and take action! Chris and I love sharing our relationship insights and what works for us when it comes to growing together – instead of apart. With more than 10 years of marriage, through all the ups and downs, it’s a beautiful thing to see BOTH of our lives and businesses growing in the same direction as each other’s. Make sure that when you step into your happiness that your person steps in, too.
“Don’t be afraid of your rock bottoms, they force you to take action!”
Bonus: Find out how and why Chris read 30 books in 30 days, the impact it had on his career and the start of his amazing podcast!
Maria Marlowe helps busy women improve their health, lose weight, and/or clear up and age-proof their skin by guiding them to develop healthy eating and living habits that actually stick.
Her approach uses humor to break down the latest nutritional science, her tone is always non-judgmental, and her philosophy for health centers on real, whole foods and reducing stress. She is the author of The Real Food Grocery Guide (May 2017), and the Creator of EatBEAUTY, a 90-day plan for reversing acne naturally, and EatHEALTHY, a 4-week meal plan to simplify your time in the kitchen without compromising nutrition. Maria has been featured or appeared on various media outlets including Vogue, The New York Times, CBS, NBC, and more.
Growing up in the typical American family, health and wellness were not the main focus. By the time Maria was 18, she found herself unwell with ailments that she couldn't quite figure out.
“I visited the gynecologist and dermatologist, but didn't get any answers I was looking for. Long story short, I decided to change my diet, and my health drastically changed too.”
Finally feeling better – better than ever – Maria took herself down a “nutrition rabbit hole” as she called it, to become knowledgeable enough to help and serve others in the same boat.
“After I got better, I thought to myself, ‘How come nobody teaches us this stuff?’”
Shortly into her schooling, realizing just how much food affects one’s mood, athletic performance, skin, brain power, personality etc., the topic quickly became her passion.
“As a young adult, I had acne so bad that there were some days I wouldn’t leave the house. It was amazing to see how my skin changed too, once I began eating clean.”
Now, as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Maria’s main focus is to help people clean up their eating habits to create long-term achievable health goals. The power of clean eating and how it greatly and directly affects our body and life is really quite incredible! I’m sure we’re all a little guilty when it comes to the reasoning behind “why we eat healthy.” For a better looking body…duh. But to be honest, what it does for the INSIDE, for your mood and brain etc. is the driving factor for me. The outer effect of eating well is just the bonus. On today’s episode, Maria shares awesome and healthy eating tips and habits (including drinks/foods that will lower stress levels.) Her way of coaching is simplistic and obtainable, making just about anyone want to dive in and start working on a better you – right away!
For delicious healthy recipes, downloadable meal plans, and actionable wellness tips, head to mariamarlowe.com or follow her on Instagram @mariamarlowe Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com
“The actual journey is a lot different than what people think.”
Let’s be honest here. We all want something better, or something we don’t have and that’s fine because contrary to what anyone says, it’s all eventually achievable!
“It comes down to consistency, faith and the willingness to show up!”
From time to time, especially depending on the severity of the situation, we tend to think we were dealt an “unlucky hand.” But what we are failing to realize is that every mess has a message! Every one of these life tests is FOR YOU!
“It’s not happening to you, it’s happening for you.”
The person or situation that is testing you most is the one that’s going to help strengthen you – and your muscles. Instead of negative outlooks, view each situation as a gift to become stronger (mentally or physically, whatever your biggest struggle may be in this moment). Like the old saying says, “Nothing in life worth having is going to be easy to obtain.”
Andrea Owen is an author, mentor, and certified life coach who helps women get what they want by letting go of perfectionism, control, and isolation and choosing to practice courage instead. She has helped thousands of women manage their inner-critic to create loving connections and live their most kick-ass life. When she’s not juggling her full coaching practice and writing her second book, Andrea is busy competing in triathlons, chasing her 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter or making out with her husband, Jason.
She’s also a retired roller derby player having skated under the name “Veronica Vain.” Around 2003, when Andrea was first exposed and becoming aware of life-coaches/coaching, she knew she’d found her path.
Having lived a pretty “charmed” life as she called it, she wasn't sure how she could be a life coach without any extraordinary life circumstances or tragedies to be able to share and relate to. Having said that, a few short years later as Andrea and her then-husband were trying to have their first baby, she found out about his affair with the neighbor and a resulting pregnancy from that (talk about her first traumatic event! GEEZ!).
Just when you think “what could be worse?” Andrea picked herself up and launched herself back into the dating world. Moving onto the next man who she thought was Mr. Right, she later found out about his addictive drug habits and how she had been conned out of more than $8,000 during their 9-month relationship. Oh, and she was pregnant. Looking back and telling her story with us, Andrea now shares how she believed this all may have come to be.
“The common denominator of my circumstances was me. What was I attracting in my life? What had I tolerated? What had I ignored my intuition about?”
Digging herself out of the rut like a strong, powerhouse woman would, Andrea skipped the “victim” role and instead went to taking radical responsibility for her life! (YOU GO GIRL!) Expressing her feelings about her rock-bottom years wasn’t easy, but Andrea found the message in all of her mess and shares with us some of the very first steps on how she started over.
“I wrote down 10 things I was grateful for, and it was actually pretty easy. Despite a few things, let’s be honest…I still had a very privileged life.”
Fun fact: You cannot be angry and grateful at the same time. No matter what has happened previously, you can’t let your past define you. Andrea is the perfect example of someone who has had hardship(s) in her life, but has still come out on top! You must envision your future. Draw it out, pray for it and hustle until it becomes your reality.
“Controlling and perfectionism were two of my biggest nemesis, but I had to learn the balance between taking responsibility and also for letting go and self-compassion.”
If you’re ready to say HELL YES, go to yourkickasslife.com for more on Andrea! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com
A great way to get present is through breathing. (In through your nose, out through your mouth.) Pay attention to what you hear in these moments… What are you feeling? What are you grateful for today?
I am so excited to announce the launch of my 12-Week Bliss Habit eCourse! Thousands of women have completed this course and have incorporated the lessons learned into their ongoing life journey of creating their own bliss. The first step to being the CEO of your life is to take action, and the Bliss Habit is an amazing way to start with an even more amazing tribe of thousands of women who have your back!
“Even coaches need coaches.”
I am such an advocate of continuous learning, and I truly believe that the bits and pieces we gather from all types of coaches is knowledge that we wouldn’t be able to learn on our own.
“I want someone to measure my goals and hold me accountable. I forgot how good it feels to set a goal and then make yourself AND them proud.”
Today’s quickie is a just glimpse into a few of the many reasons I am a firm believer in coaches. Whether it’s a smaller goal like weight loss/learning to play guitar or a major goal, such as opening a business and making a million dollars per year, each of these things requires a coach, am I right?!
"Coaches use your time effectively and efficiently, which allows you to get laser focused on exactly what you want to do.”
Jean Chatzky is an award-winning financial journalist, author, and motivational speaker. She is the TODAY Show’s financial expert, and has appeared on The View, Live!, Morning Joe, The Talk and Oprah among others. Her most recent book, AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip was written with the Cleveland Clinic’s chief wellness officer Dr. Michael Roizen to explain the vital connection between health and wealth — giving readers all the tactics, strategies, and know-how to live longer, healthier, more lucrative lives.
Graduating college and all “gung-ho” as she calls it, to become a journalist, Jean got her first job at a magazine called Working Woman. Recognizing that business journalism was more her speed, Jean took some time away from Working Woman and designed her own path/detour. She went on to cooking school (interesting, right?) and did some freelance work, landing her on Wall Street (the business capital of the world!).
Finally dipping her toes into the business world water, Jean had found her niche. Her experience and stock research duties on Wall Street led her to many more business/financial opportunities, which include work with personal finance magazines, becoming the Financial Editor on The Today Show, and also writing books along the way.
“I am honored and love working in so many different jobs. It’s like I’m able to put all the information into different formats. I absolutely love reporting!”
Jean is a total financial powerhouse! Her tips and advice that she shares on today’s podcast may be just the thing some of you need to hear. Over the years, I’ve learned that feeling financially secure and stable is a huge part of one’s happiness, so any time I can share tips or have a guest on with expert advice, that’s what I do!
“Financially limiting beliefs come in all shapes and sizes. Some of us don’t believe we deserve it while others are too fearful to dive into it, believing that money is too confusing, even though once you dive in and just start, you’re 99% there.”
“It’s actually very motivating once you visit your savings account after a while, and see what you have accumulated. It’s almost like, ‘I can do this! I’m a saver!’” I
f you eventually want the stability, it’s not rocket science. Just do ONE thing and save a little bit more. And it won’t hurt to start incorporating one of Jean’s powerful but simple mantras:
“Control what you can control.” Jean coaches us that we all have the ultimate say in what we choose – with both money and health. If you don’t like something, you can choose something better. You can choose to save a little bit more in your savings account. You can choose to eat a little bit healthier. You can also choose to let go of the things you can’t control and know that in the end it will be OK.
Finally, remember that focusing and fine-tuning our finances is a constant thing. Big changes don’t necessarily happen overnight. Start small, put habits in place, and you may find that both your wealth (and health) will benefit.
“There is an exact recipe for everything. Whether it is your body, success, creating a business etc…” -Tony Robbins
We are all chefs today, here on Earn Your Happy! Looking for the recipe to all of the above?! Yeah…ME TOO!
Have you ever heard the saying “too many cooks in the kitchen?” Not this time, baby! I’m here to invite all you cooks out there, to muster up the most beautiful lie recipe, possible.
Let's take cupcakes (as a metaphor) for example, of course the quality of ingredients matters, but thats a learning lesson. Give and take, trial and error. I’m most concerned about the intensity you are baking at!
“What is the temperature you are baking at? We can all make cupcakes, but what is the enthusiasm level in which you are selling them at? If you aren't sharing with the world how rad your cupcakes are, how well would your bake sale go?!”
“People need what you have, they want to be fed these cupcakes!”
An East Los Angeles Native, troubled teen who suffered from depression, anxiety, and overeating who turned into a Yoga + Meditation teacher and is now changing lives…
Rosie is an expert at helping her students cultivate a life of mindfulness, presence, and intention. She is known as a teacher who is skilled in her ability to guide students into experiencing a deeper connection with themselves and exploring the consistent changes of life while creatively weaving in spiritual elements from her own practice and experience.
Rosie Acosta is a Yoga & Meditation Teacher and a Teacher Trainer. Certified Nutritionist + Life Coach and Founder of Radically Loved Yoga Health and Wellness.
In all her work, Rosie teaches and practices RADICAL LOVE and uses this as a guiding force to overcome adversity. Through yoga, healthy lifestyle choices, mantra, and self-inquiry she aspires to help others find their unique gifts and fire within, she creates practices for her students and connects with people in a way that helps her students live radically loved lives.
Her articles can be found in Mantra magazine, MindBodyGreen, FOX News Latino, Pop Sugar Fitness, Well+Good, and Evolve Fit Wear. She can be found teaching yoga and coaching workshops around the country as well as leading international teacher trainings. Rosie is also a proud ambassador for Yoga Journal, City Silence, Manduka, and Living Yoga.
She has used her experience teaching her day to day students working in her community and has worked with elite Olympic athletes, NFL Champions, NBA All-Stars, At Risk Youth and Afghanistan Veterans. Most recently, she is working on a book about Yoga and Meditation. As Rosie mentions in her bio, she was raised in East LA in the 90’s. As you may not know, that was a high-time for gang violence in Los Angeles.
“Reading and researching back to that time, there were about 450-500 different gangs around my area. I was raised in an environment of fear. Hearing gun shots daily, was a very normal thing.”
Not only growing up in the pure neighborhood chaos, but Rosie was also personally raised in an alcoholic household. Not knowing at the time of course, but all of which has turned her into an insanely independent, radical human being! She takes us back to her days of stressful events, anxiety-ridden habits and her depressed surroundings. Like most of the kids/teens her age in the area, Rosie got caught up in drugs and alcohol, skipping class and unethical behavior.
“I was quickly becoming a product of my environment.”
At the young age of 6, Rosie witnessed her first drive by shooting. Having to self-regulate to calm her nerves, she reminisces on how she remembered her breathing technique in that moment and how it soon became a part of her daily habits. Having developed anxiety and panic attacks, this breathing-form became a norm…rapidly. Fast forwarding into her late-teens/early 20’s, Rosie took it upon herself to get healthy. No extra “push” no pressure, just the shear desire to be better.
“A friend of mine suggested I run a marathon, but I hated running. I thought to myself 'The only time I remember running, was away from something…most likely the authority.'”
Going to school full-time, working full-time and indulging herself, headfirst into yoga teacher training, Rosie was a busy young girl to say the least. Rosie’s whirl-wind background is extremely inspiring and powerful. She has made something out of nothing, and continues to go above and beyond in her life and work.
“We are all born with limitless potential, we all have a place in this world, it is part of our journey to be radically curious, radically inspired and be radically loved.”
Looking for radical life changes? (pun intended) head to radicallyloved.com! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com
Naturally, especially as woman (although this most definitely can go both ways,) we tend to deflect compliments, which I translate into “blocking your blessings.”
Today’s quickie is all about receiving. Accepting and fully embodying what it feels like to be love and be loved.
“If someone goes out of their way to compliment you and you deflect it, you may actually be hurting them.”
As you know, giving compliments is a brave task. It can be used to break the ice on a first date, or a way to get attention from someone you admire etc…So just as much as it is brave to GIVE the compliment, it is equally as brave if not more, to fully RECEIVE the compliment.
“By not accepting a compliment, you are blocking the fact that someone observes something amazing in you and they are wanting to celebrate with you.”
As humans, who want to remain “humble,” we try to either turn the compliment completely around and end up complimenting them OR we tend to neutralize the compliment but putting negative talk around it.
“Accepting a compliment is a self-love practice!”
Stop having to have a reason for why you do something good for yourself. Knowing you are worth it, is reason enough!
Starting out in the fitness world doing Body Building competitions, Amanda shares with us how it all began.
“I started doing fitness because I wanted to look better and feel better, like anybody else.”
Always having a passion for working out and staying fit, Amanda needed the extra push to level up her mindset and her gym routine, if she wanted to reach her goals.
Going back and forth on different meal plans and diets was her lifestyle for a bit until she began what is called “flexible dieting.”
It is essentially basic nutrition put into your daily practice in terms of changing your body composition. Depending on what your body goals are, either to put on muscle or to lose body fat, there are plenty of ways to do so and to do so HEALTHILY, which Amanda is a prime example of!
At the young age of only 23, Amanda is already such an amazing influencer for both the young & older generation! Having an immense following on social media, has made it possible for her to reach her 400k+ followers in an impactful way.
“It is not about focusing on your number of followers, it is about spreading a message that people connect to. People want to see how what you’re doing can connect to their life to make it better.”
Not only is she knowledgable in the fitness aspect, but after much hard work in the business, her marketing and social media tips and strategies, are the bomb! Speaking with her today, I felt as if I were speaking with someone my own age. Her insights are incredible and inspiring. She is a complete powerhouse!
Loving Amanda’s podcast interview and wanting more? Head to amandabucci.com and youtube.com/amandabuccifit to check out more of her amazing stuff! You can even follow her on Instagram @amandabuccifit
Coming back from last weekends 3-days of bliss, I wanted to share one of the most important topics I touched on at the event… "Getting rid of the negative story about yourself.” If you truly observe and listen to those around you, especially your tribe, you’ll come to know that SO many of us share that same struggle or “story.”
“When you become vulnerable enough to tell this story to others and let your walls down, something beautiful is going to happen!”
Releasing these stories will take a weight off your shoulders like you’ll never believe. You’ll begin to grow and elevate in ways you didn't even know were possible and who knows who you may influence around you while you do it…it’s a win/win situation. I
t is time to recognize the difference between stories you may have adopted from the people around you and the stories that you, yourself truly believe in.
You can ALWAYS choose again.
Corey has interviewed, worked with, and spoke with over 3,500 thought leaders including Jack Canfield, Stephen Covey, Deepak Chopra, and Chalene Johnson just to name a few.
This episode is from the Panel Question and Answer session from my live event this past weekend, The Bliss Project. The panel was made up of myself, Lindsay Sukornyk from Alive and Awake, Tara Romano from Tone And Tease, and Brittany Brown from Beating Binge Eating.
Alyson Charles may not look like your image of a Shaman, but this former national champion athlete’s meditation program was the cover story in Marie Claire Magazine July 2016 issue. Her ability to heal and share ancient, sacred knowledge and divine energy with others has also won her accolades from Oprah, who named hers a "Top Meditation to Try.”
Charles is also a top-rated radio and TV host who works and partners with many fellow CEOs and celebrities. Since being called to the Shamanic practice, Alyson has become internationally known and shares her Rockstar Shaman story of awakening, clairvoyant readings and top methods and practices around the globe at speaking engagements, TV shoots, events and healing retreats. She has even headlined at New York Comedy Club.
Alyson has worked with renowned brands, including: Oprah, The New York Times, Forbes, Marie Claire, ELLE, Nat Geo Channel, Bloomingdales, ABC Radio, SAMSUNG, Amazon, Yahoo, and many more. Growing up in a small town in the Mid West, Alyson’s upbringing was very fitness-driven.
“I ran my first road race before the age of 3!”
Being exposed at an early age to acupuncture and hypnotherapy, holistic practices were nothing out of the ordinary to Alyson. Although she was in touch with the holistic and spiritual way, she says it all tied in to her love for running and staying healthy.
“I truly feel like I was made to become a long distance runner, to connect to Earth and my physical vessel, quicker.”
Fast forwarding to the future (present day) Alyson enlightens us with the knowledge and true meaning of a Shaman and her personal Shamanism ways/beliefs.
“Within my Shamanism, I am very connected to Mother Earth, our planet Earth. I ground down into her and she rises up into me.”
Alyson shares beautiful, holistic and spiritual knowledge to awaken our spirits and allow us to connect to a higher power, whatever that may mean for you personally.
She is insightful and inspiring. truly unstoppable. I am honored today, to bring Alyson onto my podcast to spread stories of her miracles, love and light!
“If you want to do something good for planet Earth, then tend to YOU. Tend to your own inner frequencies and vibration. That is the greatest gift you can give so you can emit that light and love.”
Like the old saying, “You are what you eat,” the same applies to “You are what you think.”
One of my favorite quotes that I have read lately is by the genius himself, Albert Einstein. “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Why you ask? Because knowledge is “what is.” It’s the study of factual things and events, but imagination…it’s a world of endless possibilities, it’s the ability to make your dreams a reality.
As I prepare for the Bliss Project (which is in less than 24 hours!!) that quote holds a special place in my heart as I create the content to change and ROCK over 350 women’s worlds this weekend!
Anyone can teach knowledge and facts but the Bliss event came out of something I personally desired and imagined. It came from a place I wish existed, so I made it exist!It is a safe place to meet and connect with a tribe, unapologetically as yourself! So…as living proof that you can make anything a reality, I am here to shout it from the rooftop, that everything you want in life is on the other side of fear! No one said it would be easy, but let me tell you…once you get to the other side, the feeling is beyond anything that you could possible imagine.
“Inspiration for me is something I seek out, every single day. I want to be surrounded by it.” - Lori Harder
Rachel DeAlto is a relationship expert, coach, hypnotherapist, motivational speaker, author, and spokesperson. She believes that relationships are the foundation of everything, and it is essential to learn to navigate those relationships with great communication, a sense of perspective, and self-awareness.
Rachel believes in the art of communication, and its inherent value in all aspects of your life. She developed her communications expertise through an undergraduate degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and later as a practicing trial attorney after receiving her Juris Doctorate at Seton Hall University School of Law.
She has also received professional training as a certified coach through the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) and is a certified hypnotherapist via the International Association Of Counselors & Therapists (IACT).
Rachel is a featured relationship expert on FYI’s Married at First Sight and Second Chances. Rachel has also appeared on a multitude of media outlets and is also a frequent TEDx speaker.
Coming from a law background, coaching one’s love life was kind of something that Rachel sort of “feel into.” Continuing her education to become a coach, Rachel once again went back to school, but this time for the polar-opposite subject…love.
“Relationship coaching came from my natural desire to help people, as did being a lawyer”
As one of my favorite topics to talk about (love and relationships) I got some juicy details out of Rachel! She opens up to us about frequently asked questions in her field along with helpful tips and advice to not only FIND love, but to KEEP love. As powerful women AND men, it’s important to know that “the more you are, the more you expect,” when it comes to finding the one. Understand that the “intimidation factor” is also real, it is very real ladies and gentlemen! Having it all and looking the part to match, isn’t always the easiest to approach. Finding love takes just as much effort on your end, as it does theirs.
“I feel like expectations can kind-of be a killer. You can have desires, but don’t expect every man you meet to live up to them.”
Rachel also shares with us one of the first steps she goes through with her clients. “I ask them what are the four things they look for in someone that they couldn't live without? I only give them four!”
“No one is perfect, but it's more about finding someone who fits with you perfectly.”
Looking to find love? Or maybe enhance your current relationship with some extra fire?! Tune in for some of the greatest love advice I’ve ever heard!
Rachel is the real deal y’all…you can thank me later ;)
If you agree that it is time to have the love life that you deserve, you can find more from Rachel at racheldealto.com and also @racheldealto on social media! Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com
Just when you start to feel overwhelmed (and trust me, we've all felt that way, you are not alone!) Remember that there is always some part of the day or the task that you can be grateful for.
Only 7 days out from my biggest event of the year and believe me when I say…I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. But instead of sinking into the dark hole, my weeks mantra is, “I love that I get to do this!” I can’t even imagine not hosting the Bliss Project. “It is like I would not be fulfilling my life’s calling.”
Be conscious and aware that every experience that comes your way is an opportunity. An opportunity to choose love and bliss or to grow and overcome!
You can’t “be jealous” of what others have, if you aren't willing to put in the work for it. To go through it and to GROW through it.
“Visualization is like a secret handshake with the universe.”
Seeing your future, and visualizing/planning your future is the key to creating a life you have always dreamed of. The faster you say YES to your dreams, the faster your blessings will appear. It is about stepping straight into your fear, and letting faith take it from there!
Dr. Trevor Cates is a nationally recognized naturopathic doctor. She is also known, as “The Spa Dr.,” and was the first woman licensed as a naturopathic doctor in the state of California, appointed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to California’s Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine Advisory Council. She has worked with world-renown spas and sees patients in her private practice in Park City, Utah with a focus on graceful aging and glowing skin. She has been featured on The Doctors, Extra, First for Women, Mind Body Green and is host of THE SPA DR. Podcast. Dr. Cates believes the key to healthy skin is inner and outer nourishment with non-toxic ingredients. Her new book Clean Skin from Within will be released in March 2017. Dr. Cates’ The Spa Dr. skin care and supplement lines are formulated with natural and organic ingredients designed to help you achieve the clean and natural path to confidence and beautiful skin.
Dr. Cates shares with us, that as a young child she was always sick. Whether it were allergies or a low immune system, her parents were on the hunt to find the right doctors and right treatments to help cure Trevor. It wasn't until they finally landed in the Holistic Doctors office, that Trevor found the answers. From that point on, she knew she wanted to study natural medicine, to help people with their same problems. Attending and graduating from the Naturopathic Medical School in 2000, Dr. Cates has been practicing ever since. Her name “The Spa Dr.” arose from working in several world-renown spas. Although the spa members were coming in for other treatments like weight-loss, her cliental were beginning to notice that by eating healthier, they were also clearing their skin. It’s a win, win!
“I truly believe that good skin comes from 80% dietary choices and 20% what you put on your skin.”
And for us avocado lovers out there, Dr. Cates tells us that avocados are one of the top foods for good skin, along with 6-8 glasses of water per day! Be sure to checkout her NEW book, “Clean Skin From Within” you can even order yours today, with the link below. I mean…who doesn’t want naturally glowing skin!?
"What keeps me happy, is moving. Moving forward in any form."
It is important to pick the area that you want to have progress in, first.
I truly believe that by feeling good health wise, it will fully support all of the other things that you want to focus on. Maybe it's not like you to grow two things at once, and that's fine! Being true to yourself and being able to recognize that you work better with one sole focus, is absolutely okay.
"The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new." -Socrates
Publisher, editor-in-chief and coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Amy Newmark was a writer, speaker, Wall Street analyst and business executive in the worlds of finance and telecommunications for more than 30 years. Today she is publisher, editor-in-chief and coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Since 2008, when Amy, her husband, and an investor group bought the company from its founders, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, she has published more than 100 new books, doubling the number of Chicken Soup for the Soul titles in print today.
As publisher, Amy is credited with revitalizing the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand. She redesigned the look of the book covers and interiors, and changed the format of the title so that the books can cover topics of interest to today’s readers. This has led to national bestsellers such as Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels Among Us. By compiling inspirational and aspirational true stories curated from ordinary people who have had extraordinary experiences, Amy has kept the 21-year-old Chicken Soup for the Soul brand fresh and relevant, and still part of the social zeitgeist.
Amy graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University where she majored in Portuguese and minored in French. During her junior and senior years, she researched and wrote a thesis about popular, spoken-word poetry in Brazil, which involved living in Brazil for several months, traveling throughout its impoverished northeast region, and meeting with poets and writers to collect their stories. She is delighted to have come full circle in her writing career—from collecting poetry “from the people” in Brazil as a 20-year-old to, three decades later, collecting stories and poems “from the people” for Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Amy works alongside her husband, Bill Rouhana, CEO and fellow co-owner of Chicken Soup for the Soul. She and Bill are the proud parents of four grown children and in her limited spare time, Amy enjoys visiting them, hiking, and reading books that she did not have to edit.
Once taking over the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand, Amy and her partners have extended the company much further than just books. Can you believe they even have the top-line of dog and cat food!? They care about their pets just as much as they do themselves.
Amy is an incredible example of a powerhouse business woman. Just listening to her speak, it is obvious she is passionate about her work and it most definitely shows in the outcome!
“Continuously reading all the stories in our books reminds me how grateful I should be for everything in my own life because I am exposed now, to what other people go through.”
She teaches us how important it is to realize how lucky you are and how each and every one of us is here to serve and help those in need.
“I find that the one thing that connects most of the stories I have read, is people saying 'I had no idea I was capable of this. I had no idea I had this much strength.'”
She was a great reminder for me today, that we all already have the tools we need within us. “We can all be our own mechanics of our lives!”
You can catch Amy Tweeting away on Twitter @AmyNewmark or go to see it all at chickensoup.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook. You can also see more at my website: LoriHarder.com
"We teach what we need the most”
Planning for my largest event of the year, The Bliss Project, coming up next month, I have been overwhelmed with emotion and planning but at the same time, I wouldn’t trade this time of year for anything!
“No matter where you are in your journey, you elevate! You set goals of what’s next and what’s scary. What else can I do? And how else can I grow?”
We’ve all had the attack of the “You’r not smart enough” or “You’re not good enough” monster (which I am having right now,) but then I remember…this is EXACTLY why I do what I do and preach what I preach.
“Tell you heart that the fear of suffering is worse than suffering itself.”
So as I sat here today, equally as excited as I am scared, please know that you are NOT alone with your feelings. You are not doing life alone and you are not dreaming alone!
“Turn your face back towards the sun and you will immediately be helped, if you just ask for it!”
Adam Carroll is an internationally recognized speaker and thought leader in the field of financial education. He’s presented at over 600 college and university campuses, hundreds of leadership symposiums and countless local and regional events. Adam's TEDx talk at the London Business School has been viewed over half a million times on YouTube, and his work in financial education led to the crowd-funding and release of the student loan documentary Broke, Busted & Disgusted, coming out on Netflix this December. He is the author of Winning The Money Game and The Money Savvy Student, and the founder of MoneySavvy.com. Graduating from college quit some time ago, Adam ended up not only with a diploma but with a ton of student debt.
“While I was there, I lived like a rich college student, like most kids do today. But realized the error in my ways when I quickly became a broke professional.”
Luckily for Adam, meeting his girlfriend (and his now wife) during his senior year of college, they collectively put their heads together and found a way to blast through all of their debt, two years into their marriage!
“She told me 'Get rid of your debt or I have to get rid of you'”
It then occurred to him, that it is really quite simple to eliminate debt, and why wouldn’t he start to share his money savvy tips with everyone else? So he began teaching his methodology.
“My wife and I lived off of one of our salaries and used the other to while away our debt.”
Writing his first book, Winning the Money Game, led him to speaking opportunities on college campuses, which then again led him to a great opportunity to create a documentary coming soon to NETFLIX! (I cant wait to watch it!)
Adam is also in the midst of creating a course focused on “Raising Money Savvy Kids.” He believes that as parents and elders, it is our job to mold their minds at a young age on how they can win this money war and eliminate future debt. The perfect podcast to light the money flame underneath you and the most easy-to-use tips, to becoming debt free!
Free yourself, to be yourself -Adam Carroll
An amazing gold-mine of tangible things that can help you start saving now! Head on over to moneysavvy.com to check out Adam’s latest and greatest books and tips.
No matter who you are or what you have to share with the world, we all question ourselves, it’s human nature. But when we can (and we can) get passed those “insecurities” and doubt, that’s when the magic happens! It is all about showing up, putting yourself out there and the willingness to at least try.
“Our soul is only here to create experiences for itself, so it can become what it was destined to be.”
Act as if and you will become.
“Live less out of habit and more out of intent.”